Japan supports UN Women’s recovery efforts in Lebanon


The Government of Japan has allocated USD 786,909 to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Lebanon to support women’s protection and economic recovery from the impact of the Lebanon’s economic crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Beirut Port explosion.

This contribution provided to UN Women’s Economic Empowerment work aims at providing urgent cash assistance through cash for work modalities supplemented by a technical training to increase future employability and entrepreneurship opportunities for women. These will be carried out in tandem with protection interventions that together will help to create enabling conditions for women empowerment and increased gender equality.

The escalating economic crisis in Lebanon poses historic threats to the population of Lebanon, and has already provoked a roll-back in the status of women and gender equality indicators in Lebanon, with levels of violence against women rising, unpaid care increasing and women exiting the labour market at rates higher than men.